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Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art

Muttrah Corniche, Lane No. 811, Muscat 117, Oman
+968 24 711640
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Oman, The Jewels Of Arabia

Very interesting, impressive, decent and full of life! Very well presented, reflecting Oman Old... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2017
maher h
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Amman, Jordan
via mobile
Unique view of past Omani life with collection of objects which reveal how life was here in earlier days.

We visited as an event for one of the ladies groups in Muscat. Fascinating tour from Murtadha with... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
ray465
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Muscat, Oman
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Ghalyas Museum of Modern Art It invites visitors to explore Oman’s past, present and future aura, being welcomed not by one person, or several people, but by a whole culture. The display of modern works, in conjunction with the historic life of the 50s and 70s is intended to create a feeling that the “inner” Omani continues forever unchanging. With a permanent collection of heritage, culture, tradition and art, Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art serves as a museum and a showcase.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Muttrah Corniche, Lane No. 811, Muscat 117, Oman
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting, impressive, decent and full of life! Very well presented, reflecting Oman Old native lifestyle, highly recommend this site visit... Keep it up!

Thank maher h
Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

Thank You for your visit to our museum. We at Ghalya's Museum appreciate your review.

Reviewed May 23, 2017

We visited as an event for one of the ladies groups in Muscat. Fascinating tour from Murtadha with lots of information about Omani life over the last few decades and a large collection of objects and photos illustrating this. They also have a new collection...More

Thank ray465
Ghalyas, Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thank You for your visit to our museum. We at Ghalya's Museum appreciate your review.

Reviewed April 21, 2017

Not actually a Museum of Modern Art, but a museum of daily life in Muscat over several decades. I really enjoyed it.

Thank LandENZ
Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2017

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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Exhibition based on the changes in Muscat before and after the 1970s housed in an Omani home with evocative exhibits of the transition. Particularly enjoyed the stunning photographs in the gallery

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Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2017

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Reviewed March 2, 2017

Our group of 4 people (all Irish) had the pleasure of a guided tour of the Museum this week. It was a true cultural experience - taking us through time and providing insights to the family life and traditions of the Omani people.

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Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2017

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Reviewed February 14, 2017

Interesting renovated old building. The exhibit is interesting, hope it will grow more. Check operation hours

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Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2017

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Reviewed December 2, 2016

Charming, not too much reading, takes about 30-45 minutes. About 5 minutes walk from the souk - walking along the corniche heading towards Old Muscat.

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Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2016

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Reviewed September 15, 2016

This delightful little museum provides the visitor with a look into what life was like in Muscat just prior to embracing modernity. It is a recreation of life typical in a Muscat home in the 1950s to the mid-70s. Each small room contains a wealth...More

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Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2016

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Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across whilst waiting for souk to open. Head up the corniche & it's tucked around a bend at the end. Snapshot insight into Oman life 2 riyals each for us adults..worth it. You weave through four of five rooms..the kids liked as it's...More

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Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

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Reviewed July 28, 2016

How very colourful the Omanis are, in their dress and home furnishings. Also kitchen utilities used in the home. Interesting to see what a typical home may look like and what is used for daily living.

Thank Ceci W
Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2016

Thank You for your visit to our museum. We at Ghalya's Museum appreciate your review.

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Ewa S
November 14, 2016|
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Response from Ghalyas | Property representative |
yes we are open on all days from Saturday to friday, 9.30 am to 6 pm. our museum is also open on all public holidays.
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Ewa S
November 14, 2016|
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Response from Ghalyas | Property representative |
Hello Ewa, We open from 9.30 am to 6pm
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